Why do Canadian and British parents take fewer family pictures than their counterparts in the U.S. and Australia? I've done some quick comparisons of photo industry data and found amateur Canadian and British picture taking behavior (and lack of it)to be similar, and quite different from American and Australian behavior (where these latter two are nearly indistinguishable. I've tried looking in the phototherapy/sociology literature but it seems to be focused on the picture content, not on picture taking itself. Are Canadian and British parents more detached from their children and thereby do not feel a responsibility to preserve family pictures, or do pictures simply mean less to these respective cultures?
Associate Professor of Marketing
Michigan State University
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